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    Dhaka to sign MoU on DFQF access to five EEU states

    Shahidul Islam Chowdhury | Updated at 11:05pm on August 15, 2017

    The government has expressed its readiness for signing a memorandum of understanding for exploring potentials of duty-free and quota-free access to five countries of Eurasian Economic Union and attracting investments from the EEU nations...

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    NBR issues instructions to revitalise customs offices

    Staff Correspondent | Updated at 11:07pm on August 15, 2017

    The customs wing of National Board of Revenue has given 14-point instructions to the 17 customs offices across the country to achieve the collection target set for the fiscal year 2017-18...

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    Buyers sever ties with 12 more RMG factories

    Staff Correspondent | Updated at 10:52pm on August 15, 2017

    The western fashion brands and retailers have announced to cut business relations with 12 more readymade garment factories in Bangladesh, taking the total number to 248 as the factories failed to implement workplace safety measures suggested by the two separate platform of buyers...

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    Current account balance turns negative after 4yrs

    AKM Zamir Uddin | Updated at 10:06pm on August 14, 2017

    The country’s current account balance registered a deficit of $ 1.48 billion in the recently concluded fiscal year 2016-17 for the first time in last five years due to a negative growth of inward remittance, trade balance, services and primary income...

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    Poor performing cos reign supreme over stocks’ bull run

    HM Murtuza | Updated at 10:15pm on August 14, 2017

    Companies with poor business performance record have become leading scrips at the country’s capital market in terms of generating capital gain during the ongoing bull run...

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    Trade deficit hits all-time high at $9.47b in FY17

    AKM Zamir Uddin | Updated at 10:23pm on August 13, 2017

    Country’s trade deficit hit an all-time high in the recently concluded fiscal year 2016-17 standing at $9.47 billion, up 46.62 per cent compared with that of the FY 2015-16...

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    Govt, owners, workers fail to reach consensus in marathon meeting

    Staff Correspondent | Updated at 10:16pm on August 14, 2017

    Representatives of the government, factory owners and labour leaders have failed to reach a consensus on amendment to the key components of labour act including the trade union registration procedure despite a meeting for three consecutive days...

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    NBR drafting new income tax act facilitating corporate tax cuts

    Jasim Uddin | Updated at 10:24pm on August 13, 2017

    The National Board of Revenue will unveil next month for stakeholders’ opinion the draft of the new Income Tax Act focusing on emerging international taxation issues including money laundering and profit shifting, and reducing corporate tax rates, officials said...